Top Ten Reasons Metallica Has Let Their Fans Down

I'm a Metallica fan and I've liked them for a few months now and I have gathered all of the information I could get. This might come to a shock to you but most of this stuff DID happen.

The Top Ten

1 Collaborating with Lou Reed to make Lulu

The thing I hate the most about lulu is that for Lou Reed, it is the last thing he released before he passed away, and also, it is a terrible album that was added to his amazing discography. - ryanrimmel

Oh jeez, I'm not going to explain this at all

Worst part: I AM THE TABLET

2 Putting Out Bad Albums

Metallica after the black album said to themselves " There we go boys we finally made enough money. Now we can stop faking it we can cut our hair and play what we want" Which was crap I guess you can only try to be someone for so long.

Load/reload, st anger, dm, and hardwired aren't bad? - awesomedp900

After the black album they all realized they couldn't ever be true thrash like Dave Mustaine.

Even the Black album was somewhat suspect

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3 Not having Guitar Solos for St. Anger

Metallica in 2003 was making St. Anger and some prick decided that Kirk couldn't write Guitar Solos for this.

There is a remastered version of some of the songs that have better production and added solos.

This should be number 1. Kirk really messed this one up. - gemcloben

Not having solos in thrash metal songs is a sin. Unforgivable. - winner333

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4 Deciding to Sue their fans with the Napster crap

If Metallica was an underground band that wasn't very rich. It'd be different, they had more money than they knew what to do with anyway. I don't think there is anything wrong with file sharing if the band is popular. If it's an obscure/underrated band, that's when you should pay. That money they are earning off the music/merch you buy goes a long way. For an obscure band, it goes to recording the songs at the best quality possible, booking shows, artwork, advertisement, etc. For a very popular band, that extra money pretty much goes to drugs. - ryanrimmel

This was the death of metallica for me. I know ghostwriters that refuse to work with metallica over this and refused to help them on their 2016 album. Metallica sucks.

Metallica had more money than they knew what to do with. File sharing should have been the least of their worries - ryanrimmel

Hey, at least no one was stealing their new music!

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5 Muted Bass on ...And Justice For All

This is the Dumbest Thing a band could have ever done!
Muting the superb bass performed by Jason was as dumb as it ever could be... After hearing the enhanced bass version of the album, I haven't heard the original version since..

AJFA is one of my FAVORITE Metallica album behind RTL and MOP but this is the album after Cliff Burton died and Jason tried to fill in Cliff's shoes and yeah sure, Jason was that guy who was always there head banging on stage but when you listen to the songs on AJFA, You can't hear it. But I heard it on the Bass Tracks though but I don't know what happened here.

6 Poor Studio Production

Metallica has been plagued with bad studio production for the past 4 albums.

Don't try to blame the studio. Metalica is another no talent band that just sucks.

7 Making 3/4 of Load and 1/4 of ReLoad sound like 1 album

All their albums are good. People who don't like them aren't real Metallica fans. - McKing1003

That's a bold statement. The reason I don't like their post-justice material is this:

Metallica established themselves as the biggest and most popular thrash band in the world. They gained a cult-like fanbase, and "dedicated" themselves to this thrash Metal sound. All of the sudden, they basically said "f*** the fans, I want money". And they made the Black Album. This album has some good songs, but it is not what Metallica originally set out to be. Suddenly, your favorite thrash Metal band, who was known for being heavy, now has commercial hard rock songs like Nothing Else Matters being played in nightclubs. Sure, I wasn't there, but I imagine I would be angry at them.

Put things into perspective, my favorite new thrash band is Havok. If they were to put out an alternative rock album next year, I would not like it very much.

I rambled quite a bit, but to conclude, it is very understandable why Metallica fans would hate their post-justice albums. It ...more - ryanrimmel

This is super easy to do if you just listen to the tracks carefully.

8 Abandoning thrash metal

Why the hell does this matter? They tried to explore and experiment their music and I'm proud of them for doing that. - McKing1003

Metallica experimenting? If you burn your eyebrows off once in a bad experiment that's one time too many, Metallica has been experimenting with horrible music so long that kids don't know they once made for music!

9 Cutting Their Long Hair for Shorter Haircuts

If you get angry because people from your favorite band cut their hair, maybe music isn't for you. - ryanrimmel

How does this make their music worse? - gemcloben

Basically, this is irrelevant. - Metal_Treasure

This has absolutley nothing to do with their music. - RockFashionista

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10 Lyrics Suck and No Good Albums Since 1990

No, lyrics were still very good despite the flaws in music. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Making a Video for "One"

If you understood the meaning of "One", you would appreciate the video - ryanrimmel

This song was the first song by Metallica to get a video and James Hetfield thought that this could expand the band's fanbase.

How is this a bad thing?

12 Making Load as an album

Screw you, I like this album. - McKing1003

This album is so hated and even Phil Anselmo hates this album

13 Collaborating with Ja Rule
14 Letting Lars Ulrich become their drummer

Lars formed metallica? - awesomedp900

If lars was "straight-outta bus window" and killed 30years ago, I wouldn't put this on list

15 Collaborating with Lady Gaga

I prefer Lulu over this.

16 Weird snare drum on St. Anger
17 Replacing the Guy who replaced Cliff Burton

Sure, Robert Trujillo is very funky when he plays bass but I have no problem with that but it's just that I personally miss hearing Jason's bass growling when I hear concert tapes.

I'm pretty sure he knows his name is Jason Newsted but I'm guessing he was too lazy to fill it in.

Lol, the visitor doesn't even know "the guys" name. It's Jason Newsted. - IronSabbathPriest

He left on his own terms, they had to replace him - ryanrimmel

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18 Getting rid of Dave Mustaine

True, it was long ago, kind of like when Metallica stopped being talented, how long did they ride Mustaine's talent and what he brought to the band before it dried up. I think that's fairly easy to see.

I'm a huge Mistake/Megadeath fan, but I totally understand why they did it. He was an alcoholic and was on so many drugs, he was incompetent - ryanrimmel

This doesn't matter anymore, that was like 30 years ago.

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Top Remixes

1. Collaborating with Lou Reed to make Lulu
2. Not having Guitar Solos for St. Anger
3. Getting rid of Dave Mustaine
1. Collaborating with Lou Reed to make Lulu
2. Putting Out Bad Albums
3. Poor Studio Production


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